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  • [New] Investigators hope to gain insight through a massive multidisciplinary research project announced earlier in 2021 by the National Institutes of Health, which committed $470 million to study the long-term health consequences of COVID-19, including how it affects brain health. Jacksonville Journal-Courier
  • [New] Around half of pregnancies in New Zealand are unplanned, so it's not possible for all women to take a folic acid supplement one month before they conceive - to reduce the risk of their baby developing a neural tube defect such as spina bifida. The Beehive
  • [New] Proton therapy will particularly help children and young people living with cancer because their cells and brains are at a sensitive stage of development and highly susceptible. Home
  • [New] Even in the United States, the amount of folic acid in prenatal MVM supplements is typically 800 or 1,000 mcg, which is much higher than the recommended amount to reduce the risk of neural tube defects in babies. Factsheets
  • [New] Today, NVIDIA announced that it will help developers, researchers, and data scientists working with Graph Neural Networks on large heterogeneous graphs with billions of edges by providing GPU-accelerated Deep Graph Library containers. NVIDIA Developer Blog
  • [New] The common variant M129V affects the risk and histopathological subtype of sporadic and acquired prion disease as well as disease duration in genetic prion disease, 32, but while it is the lead SNP for a peripheral tissue eQTL, it is not an eQTL in human brain. medRxiv
  • Visa pioneered the use of neural networks, modeled on the human brain, to power its AI technology that analyses the risk of transactions in real-time to identify and stop fraud. Scoop
  • The Quest for Intelligence Imagine if the next breakthrough in artificial intelligence came from the root of intelligence itself: the human brain. News
  • Most importantly, Exablate Neuro requires no surgical incisions, anesthesia, or brain implants, as in the case of deep brain stimulation (DBS), so it is expected to carry a lower risk for infections. Parkinson's News Today
  • Brain beta rhythm predicts early and robust response to deep brain stimulation (DBS) for severe depression in new findings that could help optimize and personalize DBS treatment protocols. medscape
  • Virginia Tech scientists have improved their method to map the zebrafish brain - an advance that could improve understanding of how the human brain functions. Medical Xpress
  • Future of Programming McKinsey predicts Software 2.0, where neural networks and machine learning will be used to write code and create new software. Dark Reading
  • Only retailers that use all neural networks available and have the digital capabilities to predict demand forecasting will survive the coming years. NCR
  • Surgeons hope implants could offer an alternative to long-term reliance on antidepressants, although research into the efficacy of deep brain stimulation at the University of California in San Francisco is still in the early stages. The National
  • Another group of scientists from Purdue University and Jinan University has discovered a way to use gene editing to transform glial brain cells into neurons with the hope of restoring visual and motor function in patients who had suffered a stroke. BioSpace
  • The researchers at University of California, Irvine have discovered that exposure to aluminum could cause brain inflammation. Seattle organic restaurants
  • Two USC researchers whose work linked air pollution to a greater risk of Alzheimer's disease and faster cognitive decline are seeing signs that cleaner air can make a difference in brain health. USC News
  • The US effort - which is estimated to cost US$ 6.6 billion up until 2027 - has focused on developing and applying new mapping technologies in its BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative. Nature Medicine
  • Brain aneurysms cause almost 500,000 deaths worldwide each year, half of them in people under age 50, with women at greater risk. Consumer Health News | HealthDay
  • Machine learning models like convolutional neural networks, especially when trained on imagery data sources like earth observation data and even social media data, have proven to be key assets in assessing natural hazards and mitigating or adapting to their occurrences. www.metis.upmc.fr
  • Researchers at MIT's McGovern Institute for Brain Research have discovered a bacterial enzyme that they say could expand scientists' CRISPR toolkit, making it easy to cut and edit RNA with the kind of precision that, until now, has only been available for DNA editing. MIT News | Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • A few researchers from the University of Valladolid, Spain, have developed a concept AI model with artificial neural networks that can forecast corruption cases that could take place after one to three years. Forbes
  • Researchers from Kaunas University, Lithuania developed a Deep learning - based method that can predict the possible onset of Alzheimer's disease from brain images with an accuracy of over 99%. 7wData

Last updated: 05 December 2021


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